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Could Volunteering with Your Brothers Really Lead to a Longer Life?

According to a recent article by the Wall Street Journal, volunteering could be good for your health – particularly once you’re retired. A study “involving more than 64,000 subjects age 60 and older from 1998 to 2010 has found results suggesting that volunteering slows the cognitive decline of aging.”

Still not convinced by the science behind volunteering preventing aging? How about this: a study proving that friendship also prolongs life. A Harvard study that tracked 268 men for nearly 80 years found that “close relationships, more than money or fame, are what keep people happy throughout their lives.”

Is that surprising to you? Apparently, it surprised the researchers too. “When the study began, nobody cared about empathy or attachment. But the key to healthy aging is relationships, relationships, relationships.” Keep your bond of brotherhood strong. Volunteer with your Delta Upsilon brothers today.

Let’s all take a minute to thank the guys for donating not only their precious time, but their talent and treasure as well. Why do they do it? Well, it’s all tied to science! Here are our volunteer officers:

President:
Gerrit van Burk ‘91

VP of Corporate Affairs:
Sean Kern ‘90

VP or Undergraduate Affairs:
Ryan Mullin ‘11

Treasurer:
Dave Merenda ‘72

Secretary:
John DelSignore ‘92

Member at large:
Ray Dinsmore ‘78

Member at large:
Brenden Finn ‘12

Member at large:
Tim Finn ‘75

Member at large:
Tom Gause ‘91

Member at large:
Ben Grigsby ‘14

Member at large:
Bill Hauser ‘81

Member at large:
Jon Litofsky ‘91

Member at large:
Basil Pinzone ‘11

Member at large:
Eric Van Emburgh ‘14

Want to get involved by volunteering with us? Contact one of us! Or if you don’t have hours to give and you’d rather give your dollars, consider donating to the annual fund today. Click here to donate.

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